• Discovery Place provides free resources for the ministries of United Methodist churches within the Susquehanna Conference. We are located at the Conference Center in Mechanicsburg and are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Ministry Resources to Help you through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Discovery Place is temporarily closed due to recommended practices to avoid spread of COVID-19. It will reopen when the virus is deemed under control. Below are some resources we suggest to help you and your church through this difficult time. While we cannot lend them out during this time, you may want to obtain them through other sources.

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, by Adam Hamilton

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, by Max Lucado

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, by Max Lucado

Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God, by Max Lucado

If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, by John Ortberg

Faith Lessons Walking With God In The Desert, by Ray Vander Laan

Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love, by William H Willimon

Why?: Making Sense of God's Will, by Adam Hamilton

Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants, by Louie Giglio


If you’d like to use this time of social distancing to grow in your walk with Jesus, the following resources are suggested:

The God We Can Know: Exploring The "I Am" Sayings of Jesus, by Rob Fuquay

The Me I Want To Be, by John Ortberg

Christian: It's Not What You Think, by Andy Stanley

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People, by Bob Goff

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, by Bob Goff

Who Is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus, by John Ortberg

God Is Closer Than You Think, by John Ortberg

Faith Lessons With All Your Heart, by Ray Vander Laan

A Grace-Full Life, by Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds

Soul Keeping: Caring For The Most Important Part of You, by John Ortberg


Caring for children and youth during this time:

To see a list of suggested resources for children and youth, use the online catalog (link on this page) and choose “advanced search.”  Using the “subject” drop-down menu, search “children” or “youth” for a variety of sub-categories. Click on the resource number for a description.

If I can help you choose something, send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you!

Joni Robison